Thursday, May 16, 2013
At the end of his term in 2014, Sheriff Ken Tregoning will have 51 years of public service under his belt.
Sheriff Ken Tregoning announced Thursday afternoon he will not seek re-election in 2014. Tregoning is the 57th sheriff to serve the citizens of Carroll County, since its charter in 1837, and he is completing his fourth term (total of 16 years) in office. "I am extremely grateful to the citizens of Carroll County for allowing me to serve them as sheriff," Tregoning said in a statement. "I strongly believe that local protection for county citizens and law enforcement services are best provided by the Office of Sheriff." Prior to being elected in December of 1998, Tregoning served four years in the Marine Corps (1963-1967), 31 years with the Maryland State Police (1968-1998) and is now serving his 15th year as sheriff, according to a …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The new officers will hold their first public business meeting on May 28.
The town of Sykesville elected a new mayor and new Town Council members Tuesday. Ian Shaw received 295 votes to take the mayor's seat from Mike Miller, who received 118 votes. Stacy Link, the only new face elected to Town Council, had the most votes, with 258, followed by incumbent Leo Keenan who had 210 votes, and Debby Ellis with 206 votes. Also running for Town Council were Anna Carter who had 187 votes, John Ellis had 141 and Joe Moltz had 136. On Monday, May 20, the mayor and Town Council will hold an organizational meeting to determine who will be the Council president and which Council member will serve on which commission and committee with the town. The first business meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. For more…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Duane Davis, known for leaving toilets as political protest outside the Historic Courthouse in Towson, is running as a Republican in 2014.
A Milford Mill man known for political protests involving putting toilets in front of a county government building in Towson has filed as a candidate for Lt. Governor in 2014. Duane "Shorty" Davis has filed as the running mate with Brian Vaeth, a Perry Hall man. Davis was charged in February 2011 with planting a fake destructive device in the form of a toilet outside the Historic Courthouse in Towson and making false statements about a fake destructive device. He was acquitted of those charges seven months later. Davis, a caterer, said in a February 2013 article that the incident in 2011 was a protest of alleged corruption in Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration. He claims that he had made political statements using toilets previously, …
The results of the Quinnipiac University poll come as proponents of reinstating the death penalty in Maryland say the law is needed because of incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombing.
Americans support the death penalty for terrorists, according to a national poll released by Quinnipiac University. The national survey found that 63 percent favored the death penalty for someone convicted of murder involving an act of terrorism compared to 32 percent who said they opposed capital punishment. The results of the poll come as political leaders including Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, a Democrat, and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott announced a plan to collect more than 55,000 signatures in order to reinstate the death penalty in Maryland. "One only has to look back to Oklahoma City, Aurora, CO, Newtown, CT, and the recent massacre in Boston to recognize that if these crimes were …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The effort to place the issue on the ballot will be led by Democratic Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Republican Del. Neil Parrott.
Proponents of the death penalty in Maryland will attempt to overturn at the ballot box a new law repealing capital punishment. The effort to place the issue before voters in 2014 will be spearheaded by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger and Washington County Del. Neil Parrott. The pair is expected to make the effort to collect the required 55,736 official during a Friday morning announcement near Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Shellenberger said the death penalty is an important tool for prosecutors. "One only has to look at what has taken place in our country in the last 10 years—Virginia Tech; Aurora, CO; Boston," Shellenberger said. "We don't know what is going to happen in the future but we should at least have the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The deadline to register to vote is Thursday.
The Town of Sykesville’s General Election is Tuesday, May 7. The deadline to register to vote is Thursday, April 19. In order to vote in the town election, residents of the incorporated town limits must be registered to vote. Registration forms may be picked up at the Sykesville Town House, at Carroll County Board of Elections or on the website at http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/election. Election Day is May 7 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Town House, 7547 Main St. Nominees for Mayor Nominees for Council Member For further information contact Janice Perrault, Town Clerk at Sykesville Town House at 410-795-8959 or email at email@example.com, or call the Carroll County Board of Elections at 410-386-2080.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Steve Wantz posted an announcement on Patch stating that he is running for Carroll County commissioner.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Brian DeLeonardo said there are important changes that need to be made in Carroll County to ensure the safety of its citizens.
Brian DeLeonardo is no stranger to the Carroll County State's Attorney's office, he served as a prosecutor there early in his career. Now he wants to return and lead the office, but with the intention of making significant changes -- changes that will make "Carroll County the envy of the state," he said. The state's attorney's office is responsible for the prosecution of all crimes that occur in Carroll County which represent violations of either state or local law according to the state's attorney's website. An attorney since 1996, DeLeonardo has an extensive professional background that includes clerking for notable judges, prosecuting for the Carroll County state's attorney office, prosecuting for the Maryland attorney general's office…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Maryland State Police Captain Jim DeWees is a lifelong Carroll County resident who has served Carroll County as a Maryland State Police trooper.
Maryland State Police Captain Jim DeWees is a lifelong Carroll County resident--he grew up here, worked here and is raising his family here. Recently DeWees announced that he is running for Carroll County Sheriff in 2014. DeWees, 42, who graduated from South Carroll High School, said that he is invested in Carroll County and wants to return to the area to continue his career in law enforcement. Dewees has three children in Carroll County Public Schools and his wife Heather works at and is the head girl's basketball coach at Manchester Valley High School. DeWees lives with his family outside of Manchester. "Carroll County is a part of who I am and I would like nothing more than to have the opportunity to make our county even better than …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Town of Sykesville's general election is Tuesday, May 7.
Nominations for the mayor and three Council member positions for the town of Sykesville will be accepted on Monday, March 25, at the regularly scheduled meeting of the mayor and Town Council. The Town of Sykesville’s general election is Tuesday, May 7. In order to vote in the Town election, residents of the incorporated town limits must be registered to vote. Registration forms may be picked up at the Sykesville Town House, at Carroll County Board of Elections or on the website at http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/election/. The deadline to register is Thursday, April 19. For further information contact Janice Perrault, Town Clerk at Sykesville Town House at 410-795-8959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Carroll County …